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The largest country on Earth, the Russian Federation has a knack for keeping up the larger-than-life vibe. The opulent imperial palaces, stark Soviet architecture, and ornate churches are landmarks in the biggest cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. In the west, the towns in the Golden Ring have preserved churches and kremlins dating back to the the 12th century. The surprisingly subtropical Black Sea coastline is dotted with beach towns, and ski-friendly mountains span the country, from Sochi to Western Caucasus.

We have articles relating to living and working in Russia, conquering the paperwork to getting your tongue around the language. There's also Trans-Siberian tips, foodie field guides, and essays on race issues in Moscow. Don’t worry, we have vodka tips too.


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